Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Posted Queries for January 1998


GOODIN, GREEN, IRWIN, REID, WILBRAHAM posted by Paula Morris on Thursday, January 15, 1998

William John Irwin born 1836 in Ireland came to Philadelphia and married Ruth An n Goodin 1857 (both are buried in Northwood cemetery Phila). They had 12 children. James Goodin Irwin married Mary Green daughter of Samuel Green and Rachael Wilbraham. The family of the Wilbrahams is buried in North Cedar Hill in Phila. John Wilbraham donated the ground and mansion to Frankford Hospital. Not sure Which of the Wilbrahams is Rachael's father. Robert John Reid came to Philadelphia along with his siblings as orphans after the Great famine in Ireland from Dunfanaghy. He died in 1896. Siblings were Elizabeth, Annie, George and Jane who came over at the same time.

UTZ posted by Trooper McCracken on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Seaking information on Johnny E Utz Died in the past 10 years was a cab driver.

SOCHA, WOZNIAKOWSKI posted by Edward B. Bush on Thursday, January 15, 1998

I am researching the family of my grandparents, JOHN WOZNIAKOWSKI and SUSAN SOCHA. John and Susan were married in Philadelphia at St. Laurentius Church on September 12, 1982. Susan had a brother, MARTE a/k/a MARTIN SOCHA. MARIANNA SOCHA was a sponsor at the baptism of son, JOSEPH WOZNIAKOWSKI. The family used the surname JOHNSON and later BUSH. John and Susan had twelve children: MARY, JOSEPH, AGNES, CATHERINE, FRANCIS, VICTORIA, THOMAS, STANLEY, FRANCES, JULIA, JOHN, and STEPHEN. They lived in Philadelphia until about 1900, when they moved to Camden, NJ. Any information will be appreciated. I am willing to share informaiton I have.

BOULTON, SLEATH posted by Larry D. Brooks on Thursday, January 15, 1998

What became of the William SLEATH family after immigrating in the mid-1860s from Brudenell, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada to Phila. With William was his wife, Emma BOULTON, and three children. Two more children were born in Philadelphia. William apparently came to Philadelphia to be near brother, Joseph, who had just immigrated from England.

LEAKE posted by Kathy Henderson on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Seeking info on descendants of Douglas and Catherine LEAKE. Douglas worked in insurance and lived at 3522 N. Broad in 1935. They had a daughter, Dorothy E. LEAKE, who was a stenographer in 1935. And they had another daughter, Constance K. LEAKE, who was a teacher at Blaine School in 1935. I found a Dorothea Leake on the SSDI who died Nov 1967 in Philadelphia. I need an obituary to determine if this is the right person.

MARTIN, TROTTER posted by Kay Geist on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Am searching for information on JOHN MARTIN, son of George and Sarah Martin. He lived in Roxborough township in Philadelphia Co. John was born in 1731 and married Lydia Trotter in 1757. Their children were George, William, John, Sarah, Hannah, Rebecca, Margaretta, Rachel, And Susannah. He died in 1777. Any help on this family would be appreciated. He was manager of the Poor of Roxoborough in 1760. Thank you.

CROGHAN posted by KellyAnn Croghan on Thursday, January 15, 1998

I am searching for information on my great-grandfather, PATRICK HENRY CROGHAN, who died in Philadelphia between 1925 and 1938. He was buried in Cockeysville, MD. I am specifically looking for the date and place of his birth, names of his parents and of his siblings.

CILKE posted by Leslie Mendez on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Searching for Otto CILKE, family owned/operated a restaurant at 220 Arch St. Philadelphia,known dates 1918-1922. His father HENRY CILKE,mother JULIA/JUDITH, sister HILDA. Unknown relation EMELIA CILKE a midwife in 1901.,listed as living at 220 Arch St. Any and all leads despartely needed.

BICKHAM posted by Robert Bickham on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Searching for any information about the several BICKHAM families that lived in Philadelphia until 1800

RUBELLI posted by Eileen Tones on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Need any information about the following people: my grandfather Rudolph Rubelli b.1856, in Senj, Croatiam.married Elizabeth Mary Devitt in Philadelphia, - his brother Ludwig Rubelli wife Fannie ch.Justine, Catherina,George,Louis,Fannie - brother Titus his wife Harriet - and brother Augustus his wife Sarah Ann Bodulich (Augustus & Sarah went to South Africa) Rudolph ,Ludwig & Titus were sea captains. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

HART, RIGBY posted by Catharine Helck on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Interested in corresponding with descendants of John Rigby, perhaps emigrated from Lancashire, England ca. 1819, to Philadelphia, area of Master Street (vicinity of St. Michael's RC Church). Born ca. 1792, died 1869. Married (as a 2nd wife?) Mary Ann Hart (1810-1890). Father of Nicholas (1834-1863, my ancestor); William; John; Henry; Elizabeth; Mary; Margaret; and George, all born before 1850. Family lived right across from Nanny Goat Market and thus would have been affected by/involved in Riots of 1844. John was a coffee roaster and had his business at corner of Master and Apple. Some of his sons continued in business but others (including Nicholas) became printers and owned a family-run shop in the region. After John's death, family moved east of Frankford Avenue, lived on East York Street primarily..

GALLO posted by Ron Grant on Thursday, January 15, 1998

I am Looking for any information on a John Gallo, last known address was on Eastwick street in NE Philadelphia during the 1950's and possibly latter. Also, He may have worked at the Frankford Arsenal. Thanks

PARKER posted by Roger Michels on Thursday, January 15, 1998

The 1830 Census lists a Walter PARKER living in East Southward Township. Any info on Walter and other PARKERS in this area would be greatly. Thanks

DILLON posted by Charles E. Dillon Sr. on Thursday, January 15, 1998

I am interested in any information about my grandfather, Henry B. DILLON. Born in ireland April 17 1870 immigrated to phila and was naturalized on January 09 1892. He was a carpenter for Phila Transit Co (PTC) he lived at 1807 Sergeant st. He was married to Bridget McCormick had 2 sons Thomas Michael Dillon and James Edward Dillon and a step-daughter Elizabeth Faye. He belonged to the Visitation BVM catholic church at B &Lehigh and was buried from there in January 1958. Most of my family is deceased and I am researching my family tree.
I will be waiting for your E Mail Response Thank You.

TENCATE posted by Carol Tencate Battin on Thursday, January 15, 1998

I would appreciate finding a record of death or obituary for FRANK TENCATE in the Philadelphia area. Death occurred after about 1920. He was born January 16, 1868.
Thank you very much,

MATLACK posted by Claudine Minet Grinder on Thursday, January 15, 1998

I am searching for information on my grandmother's mother and father. My grandmother is Maree Amanda Matlack, born March 1924 in Good Samaritan Hospital in Philadelphia (?) Her father is Harry Thomas Matlack born in 1896 and died in 1955. No one knows the name of her mother but we believe her to be of French descent. Her father worked first at the Bud brewery in Philadelphia and later at the Exide Storage Battery in Philadelphia. Her father was also a veteran World War I. It is possible that her father and mother were never married, or that there were several marriages as it is believed that there are other children who my grandmother heard about but never knew. I would like any information you can provide about either Harry Thomas Matlack or any women he was married to, had children with, or was related or connected to.

YETTER posted by Carol (Dutter) Gilliland on Thursday, January 15, 1998

YETTER surname in Phil. after 1877. Henry YETTER b. 5-6-1877 Germany son of Johann & Salom YETTER. Johann with his family came to America &settled in Phila. , we know not when. They belonged to the Holy Cross Church on Lehigh in Phila. Any Yetters from this area who could help with info.? I would sure appreciate it.

DAY, PRICE, PURKHISER posted by Carol Biehle on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Searching for descendants of Alexander PRICE (b. 1825 in OH d. 1901 PA?) who appears in the Phila, PA census of 1900 living with his daughter and son-in-law, Bertha and John W. BURKHISER. Their last name in incorrectly listed as BURKHISER when it should have been PURKHISER. John and Bertha PURKHISER had at least two children: Edwin b. Feb. 1892 and Mary E. b. 1901. Living close by are two other children of Alexander PRICE, George L. (b. OH) m. to Margaret J ? and Hessie/Hester (b. OH) m. to Charles DAY.
George L. PRICE has a son, Charles E. b. Mar 4,1879 in Clermont Co. OH. In the 1920 Phila. PA census, Charles is m. to Florence ? and has children J. Helen age 9 and James H. age 71/2.
Hessie/Hester M. PRICE m. Charles Day in 1883 in Clermont Co. OH. The son listed in the 1900 census as Delois C. DAY was born Delos Chancellor PRICE in Aug. 1879. No father's name appears on his birth record. In the 1920 Phila. PA census, Charles DAY is living with Chancellor DAY. Chancellor is m. to Anna B. (b. 1884 in NY) and has children Richard age ll, Alfred age 8, Daniel age 2 and Anna V. age 1 month.
If you are connected to this family,or have additional information please contact me. Have much info on the line of Hezekiah PRICE, Grandfather of Alexander PRICE, and would be happy to share.

PUTNAM posted by Jana Ruth Putnam on Thursday, January 15, 1998

I am researching OSCAR ALLEN PUTNAM, born in Philadelphia in 1841. He is my great-great-grandfather and all I know is that he married Cassandra Diantha McIlroy and had two sons, John and Frank. My family is descended from Frank but any information on John Putnam would also be welcome. If you know of Oscar's parents, siblings, or any other pertinent information, please contact me. Thank you.

COOKMAN posted by James Cookman on Thursday, January 15, 1998

I'm researching my family tree. Especially interested to know the parents and wife of James deWaele Cookman b.1862 in Philadelphia

BOURGHER, BURGER, BURRIER, KARCHER, KERCHER, KERCHIN, KERSEN posted by Bob Burrier on Thursday, January 15, 1998

I am seeking any information available on Anna Barbara BURRIER, nee KERCHIN and three children named John, Madlen Carrinah and Johen in the will of Jacob BURRIER who entered the US via Philadelphia in September of 1739 and died in 1759 in Longswamp Township. I have a gap of about 30 years between the death of the original Jacob BURRIER and a possible son named Jacob BURRIER who was married to Anna Maria NAGLE in 1798 by the Rev, Thomas Pomp based in Easton. My quest at present is to find where Barbara BURRIER, nee Kerchin, went with the children after selling the land granted to Jacob BURRIER in 1763. She made her mark on that land transfer to the name written as Barbara BURGER. Was she a daughter of the John Henry (d. 1725/6) and Anna Margaret KERSEN of Oley Township whose abstract of will was recently published in the Journal of the Berks County Genealogical Society as extracted from early Philadelphia County records?

HUGHES, SHAW posted by Jane Pate on Thursday, January 15, 1998

I am looking for information about Uriah HUGHES who married Phebe SHAW, widow of James KENNARD, 21 AUG 1784 in German Reform Church in Philadelphia. They had sons George, Joseph born abt 1791 and Uriah, Jr. born 1794. In 1797 they went to Bedford Co. PA. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

WINTON posted by Gary Winton on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Any information on Mildred Winton, Philadelphia, PA deceased around March 1980 would be greatly appreciated.

WYROUCK, WYROUGH posted by Cornelia Warner on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Family storys claim that my great, great grandfather, John WYROUGH/WYROUCK and his wife Mary __?__ were buried in a Catholic cemetery in Philadelphia. both died in the 1840's, but I don't know when or where. can someone help me find them? Thank you.

BLANCK, KEILMAN posted by Sharon Otis on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Need information on the family of Ernst Keilman b 23 Aug 1848 in Germany, d 12 Mar 1905 in Philadelphia. Married in Philadelphia, Mary Anna Tammy BLANCK, b 1854 in Pa. d 1942 in Philadelphia.

KEENAN, VAN, WERT posted by Linda D. Reno on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Seeking a marriage record for Patrick KEENAN and Mary Jane VAN WERT who had a son named Nicholas F. KEENAN born in Philadelphia about 1862.

MOORE posted by Ron Norris on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Looling for immigration or citizenship records for a JOHN MOORE, born 1781 Enniskillen, North Ireland. Thought to have arrived in Philadelphia in 1803 on the ship "Pennsylvania". Married sometime in 1807, one son, Charles born May 8, 1808. John Moore later moved to Upper Canada with his son around 1814 but lived in the state for some 11 years. First wife was thought to have died in childbirth.

SCHOETTLE posted by Mike Schoettle on Thursday, January 15, 1998

I am looking for information on Frederick W. SCHOETTLE, born in May 1889, and his father John P. SCHOETTLE, born in Apr 1852 in Germany. Frederick SCHOETTLE married Florence CUNNINGHAM and had 4 children: Grace Muriel AUSTIN (adopted), Dorothy, Frederick Jr, and Ruth. John SCHOETTLE was married to Matilda Fisher and had 6 children: Gustav, Emma, John P Jr, Frederick Sr, Matilda, and George. John had 13 brothers and sisters. Any info would be of great help.

KEEN, KEENE posted by Shannon Clyde on Thursday, January 15, 1998

I am searching for any information on William C. Keen. He is said to have gone to Germantown, Pennsylvania from Switzerland County, Indiana sometime in the mid to late 1840's. He is said to have passed away and been buried there. I am interested in any help you might be able to give me in confirming this. Anyone who would be willing to do searches in books on Burial, Probate (wills), etc. is appreciated. If you connect into this family let me know.

HOFFMAN posted by Teddy Goodrich on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Seeking information about Anna Hoffman, born 1856 in Switzerland. Is living with her parents, Anna and John Hoffman and brothers Frederick and Godfrey in Philadelphia in 1870. All born in Switzerland. The family were tailors by trade.

DEW posted by Barbara Hodges on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Looking for information on Panthea Dew, resident of Philadelphia ca 1850. I have an old Atlas printed in that city which was evidently owned by this person. Interested in discovering what happened to the family and how this book ended up in an old barn in Texas.
Any information on the Dew's of this time/place would be appreciated.

MATTINGER posted by Angela Mattinger on Thursday, January 15, 1998

I am looking for any information on the Mattinger family of Philadelphia Co. The first one I believe was Johan Henry Mattinger who lived in Philadelphia Co. in 1744. There is a big gap between him and Philip Mattinger who is mentioned in the 1860 Census as living in Philadelphia, Ward 22. Philip is also on the Census for 1870, still living in Ward 22, in district 73. - Any information on any individual with this surname would be greatly appreciated.

CHESTER, OAKS posted by Cecilia Michel on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Searching for parents/siblings of James CHESTER & Rebecca OAKS m 1803 in St. George Church, Philadelphia. James d Jun 1835 and is bur in Union Weslyn cemetery. He was living in Kensington area of Philadelphia at the time of his death. James was a Methodist Circuit Rider in NJ as well as a Judge on the Court of Common Pleas in Gloucester Co., NJ. Rebecca died 1826 in Gloucester Co., NJ.
Thank you.

ELKINS posted by Anne Broomall Wiegle on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Searching for relatives of John Reiner ELKINS, who died in Frankford, Philadelphia in 1908. He was a cabinetmaker. His wife's name was Katherine. Known children are Harvey Lincoln Elkins, b 1866, Ula and Celana.He may be related to the ELKINS after whom Elkins Park is named. If anyone is researching the ELKINS family in Pennsylvania, I would love to hear from you.

CHURCHILL, MCILHENNY posted by Linda Burch on Thursday, January 15, 1998

John E. CHURCHILL b. 1833 County Mayo, Ireland. Came to U.S. at 16 years of age. Married in Philadephia in 1864 to Joanna McILHENNY b. 1836 Donegal County, Ireland. d. 1918 Ks. John died in 1916 Ks. 6 Children : Joseph, Mary, James, Mathew, Thomas, Elizabeth. Lived a short while in Missouri. Any info appreciated.

JONES, MOCK, ROBERTS, SKINNER posted by Pamela Roberts on Thursday, January 15, 1998

SKINNER, Ford - Born Oct 1840, Penna. Died ?
JONES, Ellen L. (Wife of Ford) - Born Jan 1853, Penna.
ROBERTS, Albert - Born in 1845. Married Laura, born 1848 in PA(Last name unknown).
MOCK, John - Born 1835 in PA. Married Mary, born 1836 in PA.
Found all of the above information on the 1880/1900/1920 censuses, living in Phila that far back. Would like to find any information such as marriage, parents, published family books, death - pretty much anything not included on the census. Thank you for ANY information.

FISHBURN posted by Lyle Larkin on Thursday, January 15, 1998

My great grandfather My great grandfather THOMAS FISHBURN dob July 25, 1862 was born somewhere in England arrived in NY on May 10, 1865 with mother and father Thomas Sr. then migrated to Schuylkill Co. PA to the coal regions, he died in Phila., PA.
My great grandmother MARGARET JEFFERSON dob 5/27/1869 born PA died June 02, 1936..father THOMAS JEFFERSON born England dob unk mother LOUISE RICHARDS born abt 1850 Their children were Albert April 04, 1885, Garfield & Lila Nov. 2, 1895 and Amon Fishburn June 27, 1898.
There were other fishburn's in the family and I haven't been able to tie them in. I'm pretty sure this is an uncle....Albert Fishburn dob. 5/17/1878 Shenandoah died Pottsville married a Ellen Pauline Meck dob June 11, 1967 His father Robert Fishburn dob abt 1857 Blackwood PA

FORREST, HOOMAN posted by Larry D. Brooks on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Benjamin FORREST immigrated to Philadelphia on 15 May 1882 aboard the "Lord Clive" from Liverpool. With him were his wife, Mary HOOMAN FORREST, and seven children, including son, John (b 31 Aug 1861, Worcester, ENG). Son, Richard, immigrated later that year, and son, Benjamin Jr, immigrated in 1884. Looking for any information on this family.

PURSWELL posted by Maudie Roberts on Thursday, January 15, 1998

My great great grandpa was Henery Purswell born in Philadelphia. 1790 He later moved to SC and then to eufola AL I am tryiny to find out who his mother and father were. thanks

CORBMAN, CORMAN, PERLSTEIN posted by Candee Davis on Thursday, January 15, 1998

I am looking for any information on CHARLES and ELLA PERLSTEIN ... CORMAN or CORBMAN is possibly Ella's maiden name. Charles came from the Odessa area in the Ukraine and his mother, Sarah and his brothers and sisters arrived before him - some of the siblings may be Nathan, Sam, Satka. Ella had many sisters and brothers including Anna, Ida, Manuel, Sarah, Bessie, Percy, Sam, Richard and James. Charles & Ella had 3 children - Marion, Ada and Martin - Martin is my father. My grandparents lived on Brentwood Avenue in Philadelphia during the 50-70's for sure and at one time owned a restaurant. Any help in locating any members or information of my family would be appreciated.

STYERS posted by Patije Mills on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Looking for a family of STYERS which included Andrew Jackson STYERS born 1826 in or near Philadelphia. He was also known as "AJ" or "Jack" Andrew Jackson STYERS migrated to St Louis, St. Charles, MO and Calhoun County, IL (across the Mississippi River) and purchased several pieces of property before he died about 1867 leaving a widow, Margaret Carpentier STYERS, and several children. We have found 5 of the 9 they brought into the world: Andy jr., William David STYERS, George Washington STYERS, Margaret J. STYERS DeSHERLIA and Cornelia STYERS ELLEDGE. Who are the others? Where are they? Did they have descendants? Where was the family of Anderew Jackson STYERS? Help please.

EHORN, EICHORN, EIKHORN posted by Brigid Allen on Thursday, January 15, 1998

I'm searching for information on my Great Grandfather, John N. Ehorn. He was born June 25, 1845 in Philadelphia. At some time his surname was changed, it was probably Eichorn or Eikhorn. I have no further information (parents, siblings, etc.). Any information would be appreciated.

CULIN, ESKILSON, MORTON, VANCULIN posted by Marc Thompson on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Interested in any information concerning Margaret ESKILSON b. 1653 PA, dau/o Bartil ESKILSON b. Sweden who married Morton MORTON b. 1646 Sweden, s/o Morton MORTON Sr. Also George CULIN b. 1675 PA s/o John VAN CULIN b. Finland and married Margaret MORTON b. 1687 PA d/o Morton MORTON Sr. b. Sweden. Would be willing to share any information I have.

HICKSON, LIVESEY, LIVEZEY posted by Marc Thompson on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Interested in information about Abel HINKSON b. 1674 PA, s/o German immigrants?? who married Elizabeth ( ) b. ca. 1675 Pa. Also David LIVEZEY b. 1697 PA s/o Jonathan LIVESEY b. England who married Rebecca HICKSON b. 1704 PA, d/o Abel Hinkson. Would be willing to share any information.

BROWN, SHOEMAKER posted by Marc Thompson on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Am interested in information about George SHOEMAKER b. 1663 PA?, s/o George SHOEMAKER b. Germany who married Christiana BROWN b. 1680 PA, d/o ? Would be willing to share any information.

MORRISON posted by Joseph W. Kirk on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Seeking information on James MORRISON of Philadelphia. Born - 1819/20. Died - 1885/86. Wife's name Sarah or Ellen. They resided at 434 Federal Street, Philadelphia at the time of his death. He was a clerk at the Post Office in Philadelphia.
Children were:
Annie Morrison - married Josiah Allen
Walter Morrison
Charles Morrison
Edward Morrison
Essie Morriosn
Jennie Morrison - b. 1871, m. Joseph P. Kirk, d. 1936.
Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.

SNOWHILL posted by Penny Dorgan on Thursday, January 15, 1998

SNOWHILL, John, born Dec. 12, 1785, Philadelphia, Pa; married Rebecca Lewis;Any information appreciated; thanks.

MARSTELLER posted by Patti Stafford on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Johann George MARSTELLER and Friederick Ludwig MARSTELLER, from Pfungstadt, Germany to Trappe 1727 & 1729. Both were members of Augustus Lutheran Church. Johann George moved on to Upper Saucon Twp, Lehigh Co, PA. Friederick remained and is buried at Trappe.

RULLO posted by Lisa Byington on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Searching for information on my G-grandfather, Bartholomew Rullo (b.?-d.7/7/41), his wife Christina Destephano, brothers Atilio, who owned a junk yard at the sight of the current medical center, Tony (Anthony or Antonio?) a street lamp lighter, and Wiliam. The family resided on Fulton St. aprox 1910-1940's. Bartholomew may have served time in Eastern Prison, Philadelphia, for counterfeiting 1/2 dollars during the depression. The children of Bartholomew and Christina, George (aka Crin) Mary, Diana (Cavallaro-Mason of Jackson St., Philadelphia) and my grandfather, Adam, may have been in Rosemont Orphanage at some point between 1900 and 1910. Any information regarding these people, or their descendents would be greatly appreciated.

WISEMAN posted by Wayne Lewis Wiseman on Thursday, January 15, 1998

The WISEMAN Family Association has, for 90 years, been trying to obtain the passenger list for the ship CANTERBURY's 3 Dec 1699 arrival from England. We are attempting to prove that Thomas WISEMAN/Elizabeth(QUADLING) was aboard. Their son, Isaac, was (family tradition) born aboard during the voyage. Henry Tregeny of Philadelphia was the ship's master. William Penn, wife (pregnant also) and daughter were aboard as was Henry Child and Lady Mary Newcomen (traveling as Mary Phillips) who was escaping from an ill fated marriage.
Please send me the complete passenger list. (reduced to beggng)
I just plowed thru the 5 volumes of THE PAPERS of WILLIAM PENN to no avail; not even a clue as to the passenger list.
Thanks in advance,

BANNER posted by June Semer on Thursday, January 15, 1998

My great-grandfather David Gordon Banner apparently died in a home for the indigent in Philadelphia; where might he have been buried?
Thank you...

BLAIS posted by Donald R. Kruszyna on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Seeking info on ggg grandmother Elisabeth BLAIS maiden name KETZ ? (Seek birth and death dates for Elisabeth) Born 1800- 1827 in Mount Airy Philadelphia,Pa living at 447 High ST. Germantown Philadelphia,Pa in 1898, died there in early 1899. Married Jean Baptiest BLAIS in Quebec Canada, lived in ST Rock Quebec,they had ten children one of whom was gg grandfather Nepoleon P.A.BLAIS who died in the Civil War at Harrisons Landing Va on 07-30-1862.
Thank You

GLETT posted by Braden Glett on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Looking for information on Martin Glett, who emigrated to US thru Phila in early 1840s. Trying to find out who were his offspring, and what happened to him. Any info, please contact me. Thanks!

HENDRICKS, HENDRIX, WELLS posted by Vicki Roach on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Researching James Hendrix born 1706 in Philadelphia PA died before 1780 in Spartanburg Co., SC. His parents were Johannes Hendricks and Rebecca Wells. Any help appreciated.

COLE posted by Bill Cole on Thursday, January 15, 1998

I am seeking information on Corporal Frederick W. Cole of the 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. The 72nd PA was raised in the City of Philadelphia during August 1861. It was composed of many firemen and was known at the Fire Zouave Regiment. Frederick W. Cole was enlisted as a corporal and served until March 1863 when he was discharged due to disability. I am interested in personal data about this man's life as a Philadelphian such as place and date of birth, marital status, names of wife and children, address, occupation, etc. I suspect he may be my great, great grandfather.

WILLIAMS posted by Donald W. Carlson on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Searching for parents of Anthony/Anton Lewis Williams, b. 4 Mar 1865, Philadelphia and died 4 Feb 1900 in Duluth, St. Louis Co, MN.

SABEL posted by Julian R. Bankston on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Need 1910 and 1920 census information on Samuel SABEL of Philadelphia. Thanks

LABBREE posted by Todd Fielding on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Looking for information of Capt. Benjemin, John Hewson, John Mason Labbree. I am willing to share with you my genealogy on the Labbree family. The Labbree's are from the Kensington section of Philadelphia and are documentated living there in the mid to late 1700's.

THOMAS posted by Henry Trott on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Searching for information on MILTON D. THOMAS, born 5/15/1871, died Philadelphia, PA 1940s

BARNELL, NORTH posted by L. Herbert Dawson on Thursday, January 15, 1998

NORTH, Richard was the alias for my ggrandfather, Charles BARNELL. He enlisted under the "alias" Richard North in the 213 Pensylvania Regiment, Co. B. in Philadelphia Feb. 7, 1865., and was discharged Nov. 18, 1865 in Washington, D.C. He came to the US as a runaway from London, England. I am trying to find his port of arrival so I can trace him back to England. I also would like to find any civil war books which list him on a company roster. Thanks.

PENN posted by Pamela Durant on Thursday, January 15, 1998

I am searching for my birthmother. The only information I have is that her maiden name is Penn, and that she gave birth to me (born Baby Penn) on June 29, 1968 in a hospital (unknown) in Philadelphia, PA. She was probably between the ages of 17-25 during that time. Any information about any Penn's whatsoever that fit any of the above criteria would be greatly appreciated. I was adopted shortly after birth by a couple from Camden County New Jersey, and have been unable to access any records from the courts there. Thank you for any info that you can provide.

CUSHMORE, KUSHMOUR posted by Larry Cushmore on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Seeking information on the CUSHMORE OR KUSHMOUR Family who resided mostly in the Fishtown section of the City. I have very little information prior to 1850. Any help would be appreciated by me, as I live in Cheyenne WY.

HOBACH, KOCHER posted by Stephen Wasinger on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Records indicate that Johan Georg Kocher arrived in Philadelphia on 9/26/1737 on the ship St. Andrew, which sailed from Rotterdam. The records also indicate that he married an Anna Maria Hobach or Hoback about 1730 and died in Philadelphia around September, 1747. Could anyone assist in verifying this information and advising how one might obtain copies of a will or other document which might confirm his death and his children. Also, the same re Anna Maria Hobach

HUGHES, KEOWN, MALSEED posted by Karen Portzer on Thursday, January 15, 1998

I am researching the descedants of my great-great grandfather, Samuel G. M MALSEED. He was born in Ireland in 1833 and migrated to Philadelphia about 1851. He married Sarah HUGHES on January 1, 1857 by Rev. Thomas G. Allen at the Protestant Epsicopal Church. Sarah was the daughter of James HUGHES and Margaret KEOWN HUGHES. Samuel had a brother John and possibly another brother James. I have been told that there were HUGHES and KEOWN relatives also residing in Philadelphia. Any additional information would be appreciated.

BELL, ERSKINE, GORDON posted by Karen Portzer on Thursday, January 15, 1998

I am researching my great great grandfather, John Sterling GORDON who was born about 1830 in Ireland or Scotland and migrated to Philadelphia about the time of the potato famine. He married Elizabeth Jane BELL in Philadelphia. Living in the household were William BELL, who was probably Elizabeth's brother and John ERSKINE, listed as a nephew.

HAMILTON posted by Stephen Hamilton on Thursday, January 15, 1998

I am searching for info re Samuel White HAMILTON who I believe was born in Philadelphia on December 27, 1879.His mother's maiden name was Jean Donald. Thank you.

LEE, WINFIELD posted by Suzie Lash on Thursday, January 15, 1998

I am looking for MARY MOSS WINFIELD d. 1851 who married a ROBERT LEE in 1840. They resided in Philadelphia, Pa. and owned liveries, omnibus and a hotel. They had 4 children: Charles Henry Lee, Robert Henry Lee, John Henry Lee, Amanda Lee. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you

SCHAUMBERG posted by Diane E. Schaumberg on Thursday, January 15, 1998

SCHAUMBERG, THEODORE or THEODOR born in Germany 1846. Death notice reads July 1904, Philadelphia. Buried in Chelten Hills Cemetary. 1900 Census lists wife LIZZIE SCHAUMBERG as a widow. Her proper name was ELISA. His occupation is listed as Musician. He had one son SCHAUMBERG, ARTHUR born April 29, 1886 in Philadelphia.

FARR posted by Susan Carew on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Am tracing family name of FARR, Chester Nye.
I am trying to obtain a mailing address for St Peter's Cemetery at 3rd and Pine Street or Old St. Peter's Church. Both are located in Philadelphia.
Thank you for any help you can give me.

LEVIS, LOWNES posted by Ann S. Chandler on Thursday, January 15, 1998

I am searching for the parents of my great, great, great grandparents, Edward LEVIS, born about 1775 in Philadelphia, who married Agnes LOWNES in about 1818. Their daughter, Elizabeth Lownes Levis was born in the Germantown area of Philadelphia and married Philip L. Brooke of Maryland in 1842. Can anyone help? Thanks.

BOYD, EUSTACE, WHEELER posted by Donna Stevens Boyd on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Searching for John EUSTACE (m. Mary WHEELER) and his daughter, Isabelle Frances EUSTACE. John was a school master from Ireland. My husband is descended from Isabelle's husband, William H. Boyd. Thank you.

GRUGLE, KUNKEL posted by Barbara Smith on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Looking for information on Joseph KUNKEL and Katherine GRUGLE who emigrated from the Lower Palatines in the early 1700's. They settled in Germantown, and supposedly were clockmakers. Any information about them will be greatly appreciated.

SCHIMKUS, SCHIMPF, SHIMKUS posted by Michael Warren Schimpf on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Frank SCHIMKUS lived in Pt. Richmond section at 2712 E. Allegheny till his death in June 1917. Burried in Holy Rideenu (sp?). Can anyone help me identify what cemetery this might be - its difficult to read on my great-grandfather's death certificate.

MARKS posted by Jean Marks Brodrick on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Am seeking the origins of my g g grandfather, Jacob MARKS, who is first heard of in 1811 in Damascus Twp, PA when he married Mary Keesler It is assumed that he came to Damascus via the Delaware River but there is no record of where he came from. A note in some early papers refers to this branch of the Marks family as "Philadelphia River Dutch". Has anyone else heard of this term? Also, another note suggests that his father may have been Daniel Marks who drove a munitions cart in the Rev. War. Would appreciate hearing from other non-Jewish Marks branches.

SCHMIDT, SMITH posted by Pat Uffenorde on Thursday, January 15, 1998

I am researching the name of Melchior Schmidt ( Smith ) born about 1774, married Dorothea, born 19 June 1778. I believe Melchior to be the son of Johannes Schmidt born Germany. They later moved to Berks and then Schuylkill co., Pa.

THOMAS posted by Sandy Read on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Searching for the parents and siblings of Joshua THOMAS born in 1845 and raised in Wayne, PA. He had one known sister, Mary, and married Alice BOONE. They moved to Avoca, PA, and raised the following children: Mary, Nellie, William, Elizabeth and Charlie (Charles?).

MICHAEL posted by Henry Trott on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Seeking information on David E. Michael, born 3/24/1881 in Butler PA, died 5/10/46 in Philadelphia, PA. Married to Maggie, sons David and Robert, daughters Anne, Helen, Alice and Henretta.

BAKER posted by E.A. Bussey on Thursday, January 15, 1998

I am searching for any available info on JACOB BAKER. His father was George Peter Baker, b:1710 in Germany, d:1787 in Lancaster, PA. Jacob was born 8/25/1731, I can only assume in Lancaster, PA. He died 1790 in Philadelphia, PA. Wife unknown, only known child is Michael Baker, b: 2/12/1777. Any information or leads are greatly appreciated.

HOLLINGSWORTH posted by Nate Kelley on Thursday, January 15, 1998

I am looking for info on McKee and Rachel Hollingsworth. McKee's occupation is listed as police officer on the birth record of their son John Alexander Hollingsworth in Philadelphia in Nov. 1873. Any info would be a great help.

CLYMER posted by Elizabeth Tallichet on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Hope to find George Clymer's descendants from his birth l7?? to present. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and lived in Chester County.

BANZHAF, BANZHOFF posted by Sharon Banzhoff on Thursday, January 15, 1998

I am trying to connect with BANZHAF/BANZHOFF researchers in the area of Philadelphia Co. In particular, I am trying to find out if John George BANZHOFF of Washington Co., MD joined other BANZHAF/BANZHOFFS in the area of Phila. Co.
In 1862, George and Catharine sold all their properties and disappeared from the Washington Co., MD area. Their two sons, Wm. Frederick and Ezra Keller remained in Washington Co. The move appears to have been sudden as all their properties were sold within a 6 week period (August to mid-September). This was not done to settle an estate as both signatures appear on the deeds.
In researching, I have found the Phila. area to have other BANZHOFFS and thought perhaps George and Catharine met with other family members. George and Catharine appear in the 1850 Washington Co. Census - both being German born. I guess because of the name being spelled incorrectly on all queries to the National Archives, I have been unable to secure a Ships Passenger List with them on it.
Does anyone know whether the BANZHOFFS were of Quaker faith? I would appreciate any help I can get with this line. Thanking you in advance.

MARKHART posted by Ken Gilbert on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Seeking information on George D. MARKHART, his parents and any siblings. He was believed to have been born in Philadelphia about 1883. Parents believed to have been born in Germany.

SANTOSUSSO posted by Ed Santosusso on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Interested in anything about SANTOSUSSO family.
Especially interested in anything regarding people, dates, origin ports for immigrants from Italy to Philadelphia

ENGLISH, MCCONAHEY posted by Jane Hunter Hodgson on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Looking for the ENGLISH / MCCONAHEY family who were in Philadelphia at Rev. Barr's Presbyterian Church (8th Presbyterian) in 1867.

GOODNIGHT posted by Jackie Niemeyer on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Looking for ancestors and information on a George GOODNIGHT who came on ship Recovery and took oath of allegiance in Philadelphia in 1754. He was probably born in Germany. He was killed by Indian attack at Ruddels Station in Fayette Co.,KY in June of 1780. Where was he between 1754 and 1780? His wife's name was Catharine. What was her maiden name and were they married before coming to this country or after arrival here?

FACUNDUS, FAGUNDUS posted by Nancy Robinson on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Researching the name FACUNDUS or FAGUNDUS, ships passenger lists shows this family immigrated to Philadelphia in 1732 from Germany. I have bits and pieces of names from marriage index and census records and from 1774, 1791, 1797 and 1785 Philadelphia Directory, but am not finding who their children are or as to how all these names are connected. Also would like info on birth records, death records, cemetery records, etc. with this surname. This family seems to begin to dissappear from PA in mid 1800's. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank You

ANDERSON, BAIRD, BENSON, SCOTT posted by Kathryn Snider on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Looking for info on Clinton G. SCOTT b: 1868, married Hilda Olive ANDERSON Jan 1891. Children were Mabel married James BAIRD, Alma married ???? and Olof married Nell ????. This family lived in Fairhill and North Philadelphia from about 1892 - 1916 and possibly longer. Hilda's sister Mary married John BENSON also in this same area. Any info on these families would be appreciated.

BAGIN posted by Lisa Bagin on Thursday, January 15, 1998

I am researching the name "BAGIN" that originally came from Austria and immigrated to the Doylestown, PA. area and settled in Philadelphia, PA.
Thank you,

GOLDBERG, MCQUEEN posted by Sherry Honza on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Searching for decendants of Margaret S. McQueen. Margaret (widowed) and children are listed in the Philadelphia census of 1900. Sons: Herbert, James & Sam. Daughters: Victoria & Alice. Victoria married a Goldberg & had a son, Clarence in 1900. She married Paul Peter Anderson, a Naval officer, between 1910 and 1914. Sam married Nellie, had children Robert & Mary Margaret. They lived in Niagra Falls, NY. Alice and Paul - my grandparents - died before I was born and I can't find any McQueen family. If you are family - would love to hear from you.


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